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    Five Essential Holiday ID-Theft Protection Tips

    Five Essential Holiday ID-Theft Protection Tips
    What in the world do we have to learn from Ebenezer Scrooge about protecting our identities during the busy holiday season? Plenty! Scrooge was a miserly old git who wouldn’t share anything—his coal, his wealth, his love. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future scared him into realizing that giving generously is what the holidays (and life) are all about. ...
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    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure

    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure
    While you may hear about online fraud, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As Monster is primarily a free service, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that posting your resume on Monster is a safe way to ...
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    Which Color to Wear at an Interview

    Which Color to Wear at an Interview
    Prepping for an important interview means researching the company and making sure you have smart responses to anticipated questions. It also means being strategic about what to wear to an interview. Specifically, you want to choose job interview clothes -- and colors -- that will put you in the best light and may give you an advantage. Research has shown that ...
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    7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Confidence

    7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Confidence
    We live in a time when we are constantly bombarded with images, ideas, and sound bytes that tell us who we should be, could be, and ought to be. Unless you live in a cave, you can’t escape their massive barrage, and let’s face it, even from a cave you could probably still get text messages. Think of all you see ...
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    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs

    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs
    On an infamous episode of Sex and the City, Samantha receives a present from her boyfriend, accompanied by a card signed, “Best, Richard.” Despite the kind gesture of the gift, she’s incensed at what she perceives to be a flippant and impersonal salutation. “Ugh,” says Miranda. “‘Best’ is the worst.” Gulp. That’s how I’ve signed my emails for years. I thought ...
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    How to Buy a Diamond | Expert Advice from Blue Nile

    Blue Nile offers expert advice to help you find the perfect engagement ring or wedding band. Plus, save 10% with InsideTech.com! Just enter discount code INTECH10 at checkout. Learn More. Setting At least as important as diamond shape, the ring's setting is what everyone glancing at your girl's hand is going to notice. Is your wife-to-be a modern woman who ...
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    My Job Is Killing Me!

    My Job Is Killing Me!
    It's not your imagination, and it's not a joke: Your job may in fact be making you sick, robbing you of sleep and running down your immune system, making you more vulnerable to illness. Things really are more stressful these days. In fact, workplace stress has more than tripled in the past several years according to researchers. Expectations are higher and ...
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    What You Need to Know Before You Quit

    What You Need to Know Before You Quit
    Have you ever said the words "I quit" and wished you could take them back? Before blurting them out again, carefully think through your job situation and how these words might affect your future. Consider these factors and suggestions. Financial Risks and Timing Quitting at the wrong time can directly affect your wallet. For instance, if you resign from your position ...
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    Working with Generation Y

    Working with Generation Y
    With a fresh batch of Gen Y graduates entering the workforce, there are now four distinct generations vying for fewer and fewer spots. Veterans and Baby Boomers who’ve spent their lives paying their dues are pitted against youngsters desperate to prove their worth in a steadily shrinking economy. Put generational differences in values, views, and communication into the mix and things ...
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    How to Avoid Gossip and Stay Popular

    How to Avoid Gossip and Stay Popular
    Gossip is and will always be a part of the work environment. Whether it’s during a quick chat over a morning cup of coffee or a marathon session at happy hour, we’ve all started or repeated a rumor about someone in their absence. In fact, employees gossip up to sixty-five hours a year at work, according to a July 2002 survey ...
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    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office

    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office
    You spend eight-plus hours at work every day, so you can assume that that nature will call at least once during your day. Besides your desk, the office bathroom is where you might spend the most time during the workday. Since you spend so much of your day there, the office bathroom should be a comfortable, approachable place. Make sure you ...
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    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot
    Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market. Well…you’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so for your ...
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    10 Career Lessons From Dad

    10 Career Lessons From Dad
    Whether you're still daddy's little girl, or the son that reminds him of himself, you know that a father's love runs deep. We look up to our dads, admire them, and do everything we can to make them proud. As kids, our fathers built us cardboard spaceships so we could reach the stars and carried us to safety when we crash ...
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    Break into IT with Temporary Work

    Break into IT with Temporary Work
    If You're New to IT... The business world may be looking for technology pros, but you're not a pro (yet) if you have a new certification and no experience. How do you gain that experience? One way is to take temporary assignments. Working as a temp may not be your ultimate goal, but when you're launching a career, you want to ...
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    Explore Your Options: IT Consultant

    Explore Your Options: IT Consultant
    A decade or two ago, there were few IT consultants. Those who were ITconsultants most often worked for the large, well-established consulting firms. Today, however, IT consulting has become a quickly growing profession, advantageous for both the IT consultants and the companies who engage them. An IT Consultant's Advantage Once you've established yourself as an IT consultant and built a solid ...
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    Industry Spotlight: IT Management Consulting

    Industry Spotlight: IT Management Consulting
    In today's globally competitive market, corporate strategy is often intertwined with technology solutions. To respond to customer needs, IT management consulting firms increasingly seek tech professionals with business know-how to help their clients. "The vast majority of what is considered consulting these days is technical in nature," says the president of a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting information services firm. "That trend will ...
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    How IT Contractors Can Get More from Training

    How IT Contractors Can Get More from Training
    As an IT contractor, constantly updating and expanding your skill set can be critical to a thriving career. While you may be a natural candidate for training classes, you don't want to waste your time or money on classes that have no solid takeaway. How can you evaluate a course to make sure it's what you want and need? These six ...
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    Should You Bill by the Hour or Project?

    Should You Bill by the Hour or Project?
    There's more than one way to make a buck. You can charge your client by the hour, or you can negotiate a set fee for the entire project. Which is the best business decision? To some extent, it depends upon the nature of the services you perform. However, the independent professionals we spoke with recently surprised us with their strong consensus: ...
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    Top 10 IT Consulting Pitfalls

    Top 10 IT Consulting Pitfalls
    IT Contracting is the life, isn't it? You put your bare feet up on your desk, make a few phone calls to clients who eat up your advice like caviar, and then just count your money. Not quite. There are lots of things that can go wrong when professionals go independent. So it's a good idea to survey the road for ...
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    How Much Should IT Contractors Charge?

    How Much Should IT Contractors Charge?
    It's the would-be IT contractor's $64,000 question: How much do I have to charge per hour to make a go of it as an independent professional? The pundits are ready with a pat answer: Divide your employment salary by 1,000, and that's your hourly rate. So if you make $50,000 as a wage slave, you need to bill at $50 an ...
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